La Dolce Vita

“The quality of ingredients is second to none.” - AA Inspector



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A traditional, small, family-run (dad out front, mum and son in the kitchen) Italian restaurant, La Dolce Vita is tucked away but still handy for the centre of town. Low key, simple decor puts the emphasis firmly on the food, and modern cooking techniques and presentation are applied to classic dishes, with modern Italian tasting menus also available.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
La Dolce Vita
35A Hill's Lane, Shrewsbury, SHROPSHIRE, SY1 1QU


  • Seats: 28
  • Steps for wheelchair: 4
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 2 weeks September and 1 week January
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 8
  • Wines over £30: 12
  • Wines by the glass: 3
  • Cuisine style: Modern Italian
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Shropshire

Perhaps nowhere else in England will you find a county so deeply rural and with so much variety as Shropshire. Choose a clear day, climb to the top of The Wrekin, and look down on that ‘land of lost content’ so wistfully evoked by A E Housman. Peer through your binoculars and trace the course of Britain’s longest river as the Severn sweeps through the county, from the Breidden Hills to Wyre Forest, slicing Shropshire in two. To the north is a patchwork of dairy fields, hedgerows, copses and crops, broken at intervals by rugged sandstone ridges such as Grinshill or Nesscliffe, and dissected by a complex network of canals.

Spilling over the border into neighbouring Cheshire and North Wales is the unique meres and mosses country, with serenely smooth lakes glinting silver, interspersed with russet-tinged expanses of alder-fringed peat bog, where only the cry of the curlew disturbs the silence. South of the Severn lies the Shropshire Hills AONB. It’s only when you walk Wenlock Edge that you fully discover what a magical place it is – glorious woods and unexpectedly steep slopes plunge to innumerable secret valleys, meadows, streams and farmhouses, all tucked away, invisible from the outside world. 

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